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March 17, 2014

Union defeats Putnam City West for 6A boys title

TULSA — Shane Olden had 20 points and nine rebounds to help No. 3 Union defeat top-ranked Putnam City West 72-64 in the Class 6A boys championship game Saturday night at the Mabee Center.

Olden made just four field goals, but he made 12 of 16 free throws for the Redskins, who won their second title in three years. Carson Meier scored 16 points and Jeff Mead had 14 points, six rebounds and five blocks for Union.

Omega Harris scored 25 points for Putnam City West. He made 4 of 8 3-pointers and had four steals. Eshon Hubbard and Stephen Edwards each scored 10 points for the Patriots, but they combined to make just 5 of 20 shots.

Union led 34-28 at halftime, then shot 74 percent from the field in the second half to remain in control. The Redskins outrebounded West 38-29 to offset their 17 turnovers.

Union 72, PC West 64

PC West    15    13    16    20    -    64

Union    18    16    20    18    -    72

PC West (26-3): Omega Harris 25, Eshon Hubbard 10, Stephen Edwards 10, Robinson 9, Johnson 5, Stallings 5.

Union (27-2): Shawn Olden 20, Carson Meier 16, Jeff Mead 14, Davis 6, Rodriquez 6, Wannamacher 6, Barton 4.

Class 6A


Thursday (at Catoosa)

Mustang 48, Bixby 42

Union 73, Lawton Eisenhower 56

Midwest City 44, Owasso 41

Putnam City West 68, Muskogee 64

Friday (at Mabee Center)

Union 69, Midwest City 66

PC West 64, Mustang 55

Saturday (at Mabee Center)

Union 72, PC West 64

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Ben Johnson has been the sports editor at the Tahlequah Daily Press since 2009. He's a Broken Arrow native and a graduate of Oklahoma State University. He's also an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs.

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